Dr Burcu Cevik-Compiegne will take up the position of the CAIS Turkish Studies Convenor in January 2020. She will teach classes in Turkish language, culture and history.
Dr Cevik studied history, linguistics and literature at the University of Aix-Marseille in France before moving to Australia to complete her PhD at The University of Technology Sydney (UTS). She has researched and taught social and political sciences and cultural studies at UTS.
In joining the CAIS Turkish Studies program, Dr Cevik will combine her research interests and teaching experience to strengthen the Turkish program. Her research focuses on the social and cultural legacies of the First World War. She is particularly interested in politics and practices of remembrance of the war in post-imperial and postcolonial nations, mainly Turkey, India and Australia.
Dr Cevik aims to uncover intercultural experiences of the war and its current transnational memorialisation. More broadly, her interests include social and cultural history, postcolonial studies, memory studies and critical theory.
Dr Cevik is currently working on a book project about the Indian and Turkish experiences and remembrance of the war and the Turkish and Indian participation in Anzac Day commemorations in Australia. Her current research also further explores the impact of digital technologies on remembrance in transnational contexts.